With diverse faculty, students, and staff on campus; visiting colleagues; collaborators abroad; and global research topics; Vanderbilt is committed to international engagement. Research Integrity and Compliance aims to facilitate global research with resources to help expand international collaboration while complying with laws and regulations to protect U.S. interests and our investigator from inappropriate foreign influence. Contact us with questions about international research collaborations and see additional resources below.
- Research Integrity & Compliance guides researchers to properly disclose global engagements to the university and to external sponsors.
- Export Compliance screens collaborators, navigates shipping regulations, advises of international travel, and supports research activity that is subject to federal export controls
- Research Development & Support helps faculty find and attain sponsorship for research, including international fellowships and projects.
- The Human Research Protections Program reviews international studies, and International IRB FAQs can be found here.
- International Student & Scholar Services outlines best practices for hosting international visitors.
The U.S. government is addressing the need to balance open science with the protection of intellectual property, such as with the release of Guidance for Implementing National Security Presidential Memorandum 33 (NSPM 33) on National Security Strategy for United States Government-Supported Research and Development. We are following the topic closely and developing plans to meet new requirements.